THE BELGIAN TOURING GRAND PRIX. GOOD PERFORMANCES BY EXCELSIOR AND ARIES.
THE Belgian 24-hour touring car race was run at Spa on July 9th and 10th, and was won by Caerels and Senecbal on the big 6-cylinder 64-litre Excelsior. The car covered 1368 miles in the 24 hours, averaging 57 m.p.h. over the difficult Francorchamps circuit, and thus won the Henri Mathys Cup and the special prize of 10,000 francs presented by the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium for the greatest distance covered in the 24 hours. Chassagne and Laly on the Aries which they drove at le Mans proved victorious in the 3-litre class, covering 1,247 miles, and thus averaging 51.9 m.p.h. The 2-litre class was won by Burie and Rossie on a Georges-Irat which covered 1,228 miles (average 51.2 m.p.h.), and which was followed home by two other cars of the same make, which thus secured for the firm the cup presented
by the King of the Belgians for the best team performance. Another Aries of 1,100 c.c. which was driven by Delano and the veteran Duray also won its class, and so secured two class victories for this marque.
F.N.’s in England.
Messrs. Hayward Automobiles Ltd., of King Street, St. James Street, S.W., have recently been appointed sole concessionaires and agents for the well known F.N. cars, manufactured in Belgium. It is their intention to stock a full range of models, cars, motor cycles and cycles, together with all spare parts, while repairs service will be quickly executed by a staff of expert mechanics.